The year 2010-11 witnessed collective open access transactions, a significant development in procurement of power by the industrial consumers through power exchanges. It can be observed that 2110 Open Access (OA) Consumers were procuring part of their power
requirements through IEX at the end of March 2013. These consumers were mostly located in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab. During the year, these OA consumers procured a total of 10410 MU of electricity through IEX. In 2012-13, the weighted average price
of electricity bought by open access consumers at IEX was lower (Rs 3.63/kWh) compared to the weighted average price of total electricity transacted through IEX (Rs 3.67/kWh).